TENNESSEE

Tennessee panel votes to move Confederate bust from Capitol

A bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest is displayed in the Tennessee State Capitol Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee panel has agreed to remove the state Capitol’s bust of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader. The Tennessee Historical Commission voted 25-1 on Tuesday to move the Nathan…

Man Charged with Multiple Bank Robberies Including Prattville Bank Sentenced to Over 12 Years

On Tuesday, February 2, Monte Clayton Lynch, 50, of St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced to 151 months in prison after pleading guilty to multiple bank robberies in Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, and Georgia, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. Lynch was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release after he completes his prison sentence and will be…

Storms Possible Across South, Midwest on Eve of Thanksgiving

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Forecasters say that severe weather – including tornadoes – will be possible across large parts of the South and Midwest just before Thanksgiving. The Storm Prediction Center says damaging winds will be the main threat on Wednesday, but a tornado or two will also be possible across the region. Forecasters say more than 21 million people…

Auburn pulls away from Tennessee in Second Half

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Smoke Monday returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown and No. 23 Auburn overcame a slow start to beat Tennessee 30-17 on Saturday night. Auburn (5-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) fell behind 10-0 to Tennessee (2-5, 2-5) and dealt with injuries to star running back Tank Bigsby and its two starting offensive tackles. The Tigers were…

Alabama dominates Tennessee, loses Waddle

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Losing their most dynamic player left Alabama in no mood to celebrate — not even a big win over a longtime rival. Wide receiver Jaylen Waddle broke his right ankle on the opening kickoff Saturday, about the only thing that didn’t go the Crimson Tide’s way in a 48-17 victory over Tennessee. Mac Jones threw for…

Alabama, Saban react to Georgia win as Tennessee prep begins

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama football’s Mac Jones was selected as the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. The honor is Jones’ second this season as the redshirt junior also picked up league honors following the Texas A&M matchup.= Offensive Player of the Week Mac Jones Guided Alabama to a commanding 41-24 win over then-No….

Auburn and Alabama learn their two Additional Opponents

The SEC switched to a 10-game conference-only schedule and Friday the two additional SEC opponents were announced. Auburn will travel to South Carolina and play host to Tennessee. Alabama will go to Missouri and face Kentucky at home. Dates and time are still to be determined. AUBURN, Ala.—The Southeastern Conference on Friday announced the two additional non-divisional opponents each school…

Bullied fan’s T-shirt design helps raise $950K for nonprofit

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Sales of a University of Tennessee T-shirt designed by a bullied fourth-grade boy in Florida have raised over $950,000 for an anti-bullying organization. The fourth-grader had designed his own University of Tennessee logo to put over an orange T-shirt for his school’s college colors day this fall. In a Facebook post that went viral, the boy’s…